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Obama, Romney Battle Over Private Sector In Education

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot abou...

Our Accidental Creation of a Charter School

Joe and Carol Reich | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Joe and Carol Reich

With the 2013 mayoral election in New York likely to produce a Democratic mayor supported by the teachers' union, education reform seems likely to join other major political disagreements in current U.S. politics, where the extremists dominate the debate and moderates have no forum.

Tackling the Scourge of Child Hunger

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

Students can't learn if they are hungry. But if you're a child that missed breakfast because your family simply doesn't have the food or the money, you have something in common with about 16 million poor children in the U.S.

Joy Resmovits

Romney, Ryan Differ On Key Education Elements

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

In roundtables with teachers and visits to classrooms, President Barack Obama is continuing to attack the GOP ticket on education this week, from Mitt...

JOKE: Hard Work

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

A young boy is doing poorly in math at public school. His mother decides to send him to private school to rectify the situation. Lo and behold, af...

School Vouchers Make A Comeback, Stir Concerns About Quality

| Sarah Carr | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — As Louisiana debuts one of the nation’s most extensive private-school vo...

Indiana Public Schools Wage Desperate Ad Campaign To Keep Students

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door i...

The Public Trust

Chris Lehmann | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education
Chris Lehmann

Working in the public trust must remain profound work. It has to mean an understanding that your work matters more than making widgets, and that the seriousness of purpose with which you undertake your work must matter.

How Private-Public Collaboration Can Improve U.S. Education

Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

As states faced large budget cuts in recent years, forcing teacher layoffs and program freezes in the education arena, schools have had to to look to ...

Cost Of Educating Students With Special Needs Disproportionately Left To Traditional Public Schools

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students in...

The Two Problems With the New Push for Vouchers

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Roy Speckhardt

When schoolchildren are taught religious dogma instead of a credible academic program, their ability to function in the real world and compete for jobs is drastically diminished.

Evidence Shows State-Test Cheating Likely Far Worse Than Revealed

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. The scope of the Philadelphia ...

Nonprofits and the Government: A Relationship Strained by Bureaucracy

Richard Buery | Posted 08.14.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Our country faces existential challenges, like rising income inequality, poor educational outcomes and long-term health costs. By rethinking how governments fund the agencies doing vital work, we can finally put the welfare of our citizens first.

Remembering Martin E. Segal, New York's "Titan of the Arts"

Henry Miller | Posted 10.13.2012 | New York
Henry Miller

Martin E. Segal, a legendary advocate of the arts in New York City, died on August 5th at the age of 96. What demonstrated his commitment to the arts perhaps more than anything else was his founding of the New York International Festival of the Arts.

Leave No Teacher Behind

Freddie Gershon | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Freddie Gershon

Before the children can give us a new future/a new America in a contemporary globally competitive world, we have to have quality teachers.

Uphill Both Ways: Transportation for Special Education Students in DC

Judith Sandalow | Posted 10.09.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

No D.C. student commutes to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways -- but we've seen many children whose trip may be the real-life local counterpart to that worn joke, only much less comic.

Is Public Education Really Free?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

As we look forward to a brand new school year, parents are busily getting their children ready for the first day of school. And that means spending money.

Have You Heard? Big Changes for Special Education in NYC

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

How can a teacher with little to no special education background be the ideal instructor for children with special needs?

Charter Schools and Kudzu

David Morris | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
David Morris

What we know after 20 years is that overall charter schools are no better than public schools. A great deal of evidence exists that, on average, they are worse.

Obama's Executive Order Puts Blacks In the Corner At the U.S. Department of Education

Michael Meyers | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

We need President Barack Hussein Obama's leadership in streamlining government and in reorganizing society on a nonracial basis instead of doing the same thing that his predecessors have done

Fewer U.S. Students Buy Sodas, Sports Drinks Still A Problem

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

* Sodas in middle and high schools down more than 50 pct * Sugary sports drinks still widely available By Susan Heavey ...

Stuyvesant's Stanley Teitel Resigns?

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 10.06.2012 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

At a time when everyone laments America's declining status as educator of its children, the resignation of Stuyvesant High School Principal Stanley Teitel is a dark day for all those who long for excellence in public education.

Back-To-School Preparations for Students... and Families

Craig A. Mertler | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Craig A. Mertler

As the dog days of August approach, we collectively begin to redirect our attention from family vacations and summer camps to a return to school, complete with school supplies and new clothes shopping.

No School Left Behind

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education
Marc Joseph

Obviously our public education system is so much better than it was 100 years ago. But are our schools any better than they were last year or 5 years ago or even 10 years ago?

Are You Smarter Than an 18th Century 10-Year-Old?

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

John Adams learned Latin at the age most of us today are still learning the difference between "their" and "there." He entered Harvard at sixteen and was practicing law by his early twenties.